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In Legal Terms: Public Funds Private Schools

A recent ruling stated giving pandemic relief funds to private schools for infrastructure improvements is unconstitutional. We’ll learn about this case with one of the attorneys involved Will Bardwell, with Democracy Forward. https://democracyforward.org/team/will-bardwell/


https://democracyforward.org/work/ms-leg-funneling-money/ a 501 c 3 organization

https://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/news/mississippi-judge-blocks-private-schools-taxfunded-grants/


No religious or other sect or sects shall ever control any part of the school or other educational funds of this state; nor shall any funds be appropriated toward the support of any sectarian school, or to any school that at the time of receiving such appropriation is not conducted as a free school. https://codes.findlaw.com/ms/mississippi-constitution/ms-const-art-8-sect-208/


Carson v Macon https://www.oyez.org/cases/2021/20-1088


Are you planning or hoping to vote Absentee for the General election in next?

  • September 24th – Absentee ballots were available at County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
  • November 5th – In-person absentee voting deadline and the County Circuit Clerk’s Office is open until noon for in-person absentee voting.
  • November 8th – General Election and Regular Special Election Day. Polls open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • November 8th – Mail-in absentee ballots must be postmarked on or before this date to be valid.

How and who can vote absentee in Mississippi’s General Election in 2 weeks?

  1. Any person who is temporarily residing outside of their county of residence, and the ballot must be mailed to an address outside the county.
  2. Any person who has a temporary or permanent physical disability and who, because of such disability, is unable to vote in person without substantial hardship to himself, herself or others, or whose attendance at the voting place could reasonably cause danger to himself, herself or others.
  3. The parent, spouse or dependent of a person with a temporary or permanent physical disability who is hospitalized outside of his or her county of residence or more than fifty (50) miles distant from his or her residence, if the parent, spouse or dependent will be with such person on election day.
  4. Any person who is sixty-five (65) years of age or older.

https://www.sos.ms.gov/absentee-voting-information


College kids (we hope you planned ahead):

OPTION 1: Keep Your Voter Registration At Your Parents’ Or Guardian’s Home

OPTION 2: Register Or Move Your Registration To Vote At School Residence

https://www.sos.ms.gov/elections-voting/voting-college-student

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